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What can you do to motivate a troubled adolescent?

What can you do to motivate a troubled adolescent?

Depends: You have to get to the root of whats troubling them, be able to handle whatever they say, help them work through their troubles, set goals for the future. May need teen counselor to help. ...Read more

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My fiance has a troubled teen. Should I marry him or wait?

My fiance has a troubled teen. Should I marry him or wait?

Is it love or fear?: It is indeed a difficult situation. We all want a trouble-free life, but there is no such thing. I would definitely talk with him about the issue and express your concerns, and maybe during this process you may find solution to help your man and his teen. A meaningful relationship is a 2-way street, a give-and-take, a compromise between the two to make things work. Communication is key. Good luck. ...Read more

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My teen has back pain. Should i be extremely worried?

My teen has back pain. Should i be extremely worried?

If.....: Unless there is radiated pain to the arms, buttocks or legs, suggesting compromise of the nerve. Or if there is numbness or tingling or decreasing strength. Or if it is progressively limiting normal function. Call your doctor for any of these. ...Read more

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I am a teen & I recently have noticed some of my hair in the front center of my hairline getting thinner and there being less hair.Should I be worried?

I am a teen & I recently have noticed some of my hair in the front center of my hairline getting thinner and there being less hair.Should I be worried?

Family trait ?: Balding happens at all ages but most frequently in the 20's and 30's; in some families it's obvious, but yours may skip generations. I wouldn't worry yet ...Read more

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Teen son has night sweats almost every night and is not eating (when he does he vomits) he is loosing so much weight i am really worried about 3 mths?

Teen son has night sweats almost every night and is not eating (when he does he vomits)
he is loosing  so much weight
i am really worried
about 3 mths?

Needs thorough eval: What you are describing is not normal. Your son may have a serious illness or condition that needs complete evaluation. This isn't a couple day flu or a couple day fever. These symptoms are concerning. I would not run to the er tonight, but i definitely would make a call to his doctor first thing monday mroning and insist on an appointment within 1-2 days. God bless and good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 16 year old teen, and Im about 180 cm and 68/70 kg. Ive been worried about my breast which are bigger and softer than most guys my age.

Hi, I am a 16 year old teen, and Im about 180 cm and 68/70 kg. Ive been worried about my breast which are bigger and softer than most guys my age.

Gynecomastia: commonly seen due to imbalance between estrogen and androgen happening during puberty usually this physiologic event goes away i 18 months if persists and is bothersome you need to see your endocrinologist that can diagnose pathologic gynecomastia there is surgical treatment available if desired ...Read more